eyeswideshut

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Coming on the heels of Canon's somewhat underwhelming ff, this bodes well for Fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 05:10 UTC as 83rd comment

Too close to call? More like too soon to tell.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 11:03 UTC as 171st comment | 4 replies
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Mortal Lion: A camera for the big retail chains. Nothing to see here.

Oh, come on. If you can't take a good photo with this combo, it's because you can't take a good photo.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 10:25 UTC
On article Leica M10-P adds a touchscreen and removes the red dot (458 comments in total)

Say what you will, they are beautiful.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 16:30 UTC as 82nd comment | 4 replies
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mosc: I think a slide for the A7, A7R, A7S introduction was a fairly weird exclusion to this history, compared to say the GF1?!? Sony making a FF system was pretty different and it was aimed at an entirely different end of the market. You could probably do a slide for every mirrorless system's introduction (Sony's NEX, Nikon 1, Fuji, even Pentax Q) but the Sony FF line was a pretty big deal to mirrorless.

The other one I think interesting historically is the K-01. It's relative failure was a major direction that mirrorless cameras could have gone in (rather than essentially moving to the day when F and EF are abandoned) that didn't really work.

Had you read the headline, you'd have noticed that this is about Micro Four Thirds. I know this being dpreview it's hard to believe that this is not about Sony. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 15:09 UTC
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Mortal Lion: Excellent lens. Canikonies should be happy Ricoh is sharing this design with Tokina to get more of the development cost back.

@ Dr_Jon - Read this:
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/star_lens/special/sp_dfa50-14/interview/

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 15:03 UTC

Are these the same marketing geniuses who already brought us a resurrected Meyer Goerlitz?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 11th comment

Very interesting camera. Too bad about that Sigma mount though - or does their mount conversion service cover cameras as well ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 183rd comment
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Yxa: Congrats Pentax on the FF
It's looking good and can possibly drive the price of FF cameras in general down

Why are trolling Pentax, Jorge? Didn't get any last night?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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eyeswideshut: Sometimes it's the little things in life - like an LED over the mount. I mean how brilliant is that!
Oh and a great camera, too! Congratulations Pentax

@Timbukto
Ouch => dread => doom(tm)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
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Earth Art: Ancient tech!
No innovation!
Pimpslapper mirror!
A grip too big for little girly hands!
Meh!
Boring!
Only comes in black!
If it had a joystick, it would be called a boringstick! Cause Canon...!
Too much battery life!
Only many million AF points?!!!!???!! Nikon D500 has 150, which destroys the 80D!!!
$1,200 ?!?!?!!!??? I could spend that money on therapy after witnessing this atrocity!!!

Dear comment section, am I doing this right? ;)

Thanks Earth Art, that gave me good laugh early in the morning.
@zlatko
'doom' (tm) in the context of cameras is a Pentax/Ricoh trade mark. Their lawyers will be in touch with you shortly ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Eugene232: Ricoh /Pentax, happy New Year 2006!
but in our 2016 already invented mirrorless cameras..

I can tell, you're a real photographic heavy weight, well respected withing industry circles.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Sometimes it's the little things in life - like an LED over the mount. I mean how brilliant is that!
Oh and a great camera, too! Congratulations Pentax

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:14 UTC as 581st comment | 7 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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(unknown member): How does focus peaking perform given the 36MP resolution, is it fast and reliable to use?

Obviously the cam will be used with tons of manual glass and a highly polished focus peaking feature will be very important.

Actually being a DSLR you would normally use one of two options that Pentax offers. One is focus confirmation from the center af point with any lens you mount - in my experience much more accurate than peeking.
Or you use CIF (catch in focus) where the camera releases as soon as focus is achieved.
Finally there is magnification in live view for the really tough assignments.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 04:59 UTC

Lumix GF? Is that the 'Girl Friend' line of cameras?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:54 UTC as 68th comment

There are products that are brilliant and absolutely ludicrous at the same time.

I think this is one of them.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 08:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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princecody: Sony has Better glass than Leica :)

Hoya has glass. Schott has glass.

Sony has no glass, they buy it (as does Leica)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 16:51 UTC

Sorry, but modern autofocus, software dependent lenses are not forever.

Takumars are forever. :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (158 comments in total)
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eyeswideshut: Why are folks so negative? It's all grist for the mill and if it is really made of brass and glass, the price is not unreasonable - comparable to cosina voigtlander and way cheaper than a Zeiss labeled Sonnar.

However, I wonder wether the good folks at Lomography and Zenith remembered this little gem:

http://www.dantestella.com/technical/compat.html

If Dante Stella is right, good luck focusing close on your Leica...

;-)

@Ignat
Actually I have a fair number of Soviet lenses and no question about poor QC, but read Dante Stella's article and you'll know that what I am talking about it is not QC related.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (158 comments in total)

Why are folks so negative? It's all grist for the mill and if it is really made of brass and glass, the price is not unreasonable - comparable to cosina voigtlander and way cheaper than a Zeiss labeled Sonnar.

However, I wonder wether the good folks at Lomography and Zenith remembered this little gem:

http://www.dantestella.com/technical/compat.html

If Dante Stella is right, good luck focusing close on your Leica...

;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 53rd comment | 14 replies
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